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What's New at DeskDemon in July 2008

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the final issue of What's New for 2009! Can you believe how fast this year has sped by? We certainly can't.

It has been an incredibly busy year here at DeskDemon, where over the past 12 months we've introduced many new features to the site, the very latest being our social networking facilities, which we hope you will find invaluable.

Look out in 2010 for more news about the latest developments on DeskDemon all aimed at making your life easier. In the meantime, may we take this opportunity to send you our very best wishes for the season and to thank you for your continued support.

So, What's New for December?

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Minutes Made Easy

Most people hate taking minutes but if you know what you are doing, and what to listen for, the task becomes much easier. Minutes Made Easy is a one-day course run across the UK which will develop your skills and confidence. Led by Joanna Gutmann, an experienced minute-taker and author of the Sunday Times book, Taking Minutes of Meetings.

Inexpensive Business Holiday Presents - Thank Your customers

You already know that business holiday presents are a great way to reach out to your clients, which include current, past customers you haven't seen in a while and prospective clients. But if you've ever been on the receiving end, you know that often times corporate gifts are impersonal, generic and boring. By using a little creativity you can express your appreciation and (hopefully) drum up some business without breaking the bank. Read on to discover a few ideas you can use this holiday season

The Secret to Maintaining Confidentiality

Today, however, you do not have the luxury of confiding confidential information to much of anyone. Thanks to the internet, a single misplaced word can spread like wildfire until that information is everywhere. As a result, the ability to keep things confidential is much harder to develop and more highly prized than ever before by employers. Here are a few things to think about when you are dealing with confidential information:

How to Develop a Positive Mental Attitude in 3 Simple Steps

It's enviable how some people can have the positive mental attitude to just breeze through life without any hang ups. They're the ones who can't seem to do anything wrong. They always manage to find a solution to every problem, and they always seem to attract all the good things in life. But these people aren't exactly born perfect. Like everyone else, they have their own shortcomings. It's just their positive mental attitude that makes them stand out. How do you cultivate such an attitude in the first place? Here's how:

Why "Administrative Help" Is So Much More than That

If you are any type of administrative assistant - virtual, on-site, part time or otherwise - you may be tempted to allow yourself to consider your role in the company as a "just" role. This means that you think of yourself - or allow others to think of you - as "just a secretary," "just an administrator" or "just an assistant." However, when you are truly involved and effective in your role as "just" any of these things, you are, in reality, absolutely indispensable to the company

DeskDemon Development Network (DDNet) Updates

Have you discovered DDNet? It's the place where you can go to network with your peers across the UK and across the world. Here, you can create groups or join others; start your own blog or read what others have to say; discuss the latest issues on our forum boards, seek help from your peers or assist those who need it. To keep you informed of the latest discussions and additions to the DeskDemon Development Network, each month we'll highlight some of the most popular links. The network content is user generated, so take a minute and contribute to your peers:

  • emd_22   is discussing   Advice Needed
  • peaches2160   is discussing   Uninstall
  • cathy17   is discussing   Silly questions........ is it me?
  • AliceP   is discussing   Co worker taking all the credit
  • susan   is discussing   Manila Folders
  • Microsoft Office Tips
  • UK Education Sector
  • Executive Assistants to C-Level
  • Pet and Animal Lovers
  • First attempt at blogging so bear with me!
  • How to Order Office Supplies
  • Recover Deleted Items in Outlook
  • The Difference between Soft Skills and Technical Skills
  • Mail Merge using Word 2007 and Excel 2007
  • Building Leadership Skills in Entry Level Jobs
  • The Modern Administrative Assistant
  • How To Configure MS Outlook For Gmail
  • More

    So, that's your final round up for 2009, do keep checking back to see the latest news, views, tips and features throughout December,

    We wish you all a very happy holiday season

    Until 2010

    Best wishes
    The DeskDemon Team
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